Free GreenServer Initiative To Reduce Operational CO2
Britain’s leading green IT manufacturer, VeryPC, has launched http://www.freegreenservers.co.uk/ to help organisations exceed current government pressures for ‘greener’ ways of working by exchanging new for old servers for zero capital outlay.
The ‘Free GreenServer Initiative’ is set to help businesses reduce server C02 footprint by over 60%, improve system performance and reduce operational costs.
VeryPC is inviting organisations with data centers to trade-in their existing servers for VeryPC’s energy efficient Janus 2 server. The company has a database of 150 approved servers that customers can trade-in including some of the most efficient in the marketplace like the Fujitsu TX120, Dell’s Energy Smart range and SunMicrosystems Sun Fire servers. All the customer has to do is pay the energy related cost difference between the old and new servers on a monthly basis over the server’s lifetime.
Data centres use an estimated 2.3% of all electricity in the UK. As organisations continue to increase the volume and size of their data they are having to expand data centres at exponential rates to keep up with demand. However, energy prices are rising and this is providing data centre managers with key issues.
Managers are now looking at investing in more efficient equipment and greener approaches to overcome the data centre quandary, but new hardware usually comes at a price.
Sheffield based eco-computing company VeryPC hopes to kick start the cycle of refreshing to greener hardware, says Peter Hopton, Managing Director: “Refreshing IT hardware is widely recognised as adding value to a business. We want to help organisations increase their competitive advantage with better IT for zero capital outlay at the same time as demonstrating that a genuinely ‘green’ alternative to hardware refresh does make commercial and socially responsible sense. It proves our Total Cost of Ownership model stacks up.
“Greater levels of ecology, economy and performance are key elements in plotting a course towards more sustainable best practice IT.
“Using 50% less electricity to do the same work is a bonus for the environment, but data centre managers will have additional ‘hidden’ savings to look forward to such as increased capacity in their input transformers, uncompromised server speed, uninterrupted power supply capacity and support for virtualization technologies. The Janus II server is a finalist in this year’s Energy Efficiency awards.”
VeryPC will be proving the efficiency of its servers and other IT products at a number of live demonstrations, including the Green IT Expo on the 4th and 5th of November 2008.
The Free Green Servers Trade-in Initiative is available through a network of VeryPC approved resellers. For more information please contact VeryPC on 08456 1700 81 or go to
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